PRESENTS. . .
Book 4 of The Gates Legacy Series
by Lorenz Font
Release Date: June 4 , 2015
Genre: FICTION / Romance / Paranormal
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-383-6
The vampires of New York City are breathing easier after the demise of the tyrannical former head of the Vampire Council, Goran. Under Rohnert, the revered and newly ascended leader, their future looks promising. However, an unknown enemy is manipulating events, killing humans and vampires alike, and exposing their secrets to the human world.
This is bad news for new vampire Cyrus and his band of fighters at Tack Enterprises. Events derail his plans to find Zane, the sadistic vampire who tortured Cyrus and forced immortality on him. Armed with hatred deep in his bones, all Cyrus cares about is getting even, and Zane has it coming. Cyrus soon finds himself torn between the crippling desire for revenge and his responsibility to his friends. When he begins to spend time in the company of the beautiful and pureblooded vampire, Isidora, her presence in his life makes him rethink his priorities.
Isidora is able to read minds. The thoughts she hears from the respected and irresistible vampire, Cyrus, are filled with both anger towards Zane and a deep admiration for her. Being closeted all her life, Issy has no idea what to do in the face of the outside world’s war, death, and challenges. One thing is clear. She craves Cyrus, but his need for vengeance is clouding his mind. After discovering a previously hidden family member and being called to serve the Council, Issy is at a crossroads in her life and struggles to find the right path.
Both vampires face tough choices. Should Issy pursue her feelings for Cyrus or wait until he can return her affection? Will Cyrus deny his attraction to Isidora so he can kill the man who made his life a living hell on earth? Every decision leads to a reckoning.
With Isidora in his arms, Cyrus found comfort from the torture of his nightmares and his past. The warmth of her touch and the sweetness of her kisses made him think of nothing but the present and the desire he had long denied.
Cyrus had no idea how to take things between them. He had given her rough sex because he had been a jealous ass. If he’d been thinking clearly, he wouldn’t have done it. Yet he had given in to the intense need to possess her. Maybe, if he took things slow and started from the beginning, he could make do with the little kisses and touching. However, the tenting inside his pants was a cause for concern. It didn’t take long for her to notice.
Issy broke their kiss and smiled up at him. She had that gleam in her eyes, the kind that told him she knew what he was thinking. He rotated his hips, trying to create room between their bodies, but she refused to let him go.
“This is a good time to see if we can work things out.”
“Damn it,” Cyrus muttered. Was he ready? The answer was out of his hands. With the massive wood he was sporting, even a long dip in an icebox wouldn’t chill him out. His body needed Issy, and there was no doubt she wanted him, too.
“Cy, you can take charge of everything. We’ll go at your pace and on your terms. I’m here to enjoy the ride.”
This made him smile. “Even if the ride is bumpy?”
“As long as I’m with you.” She tightened her arms around his waist. “I don’t care how rough, how easy—just take me with you.”
You’ve written different variations of romance – what’s your favourite area of the romance genre as a whole to read?
I like reading a variety of genres, but it seems like the paranormal/fantasy romance can hold my interest longer than others. As a writer, this particular genre gives me the most room for movement within the story. I like creating new creatures, world-building and coming up with supernatural plots and twists. It’s quite liberating to experiment on another being’s reaction on top of dealing with the usual human emotions.
As a reader, it’s fascinating when the author takes me to a new realm, introduces new ideas and characters that stirs my imagination. I want to be taken to new heights, explore worlds, meet new creatures and understand different concepts.
A great hook for me is a well-written story with flawed characters where you are rooting for the hero/heroine until the very end.
I enjoy a good romance that takes time to build. Just because the chemical reaction is felt the moment the two gazed into each other’s eyes, there has to be the sexual tension. I want to experience the conflict as if I’m a part of the story. No rainbows and roses for me please.
I personally write what I love to read. As I mentioned earlier, I particularly enjoy tortured characters that may not be the best at sharing their secrets, in expressing their thoughts effectively, and even walking away as a sacrifice. I want to root for them and feel their pain.
It doesn’t hurt if there is humor in the midst of all the turmoil to break the tension. That is a plus for me as a reader. A satisfying journey for me is to fall in love with the characters and to cheer for them until the last page. This is a time well spent in the author’s world.
~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~
Lorenz Font discovered her love of writing after reading a celebrated novel that inspired one idea after another. She is currently enjoying the buzz from her vampire novels Hunted,Tormented and Ascension, Books 1-3 of The Gates Legacy Series, Feather Light, an erotic romance, Indivisble Line, a romance thriller and Pieces of Broken Time, a military romance.
Lorenz’s perfect day consists of writing and lounging on her garage couch, aka the office, with a glass of her favorite cabernet while listening to her ever-growing music collection. She enjoys dabbling in different genres, with an intense focus on angst and the redemption of flawed characters. Her fascination with romantic twists is a mainstay in all her stories.
Lorenz lives in California with her husband, children, and two demanding dogs. She divides her time between her full-time job and her busy writing schedule.
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